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Home Town: Ontario, Canada
Living In: Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a mother of 2 young children. I love to try new things. We definitely love asian food and meat. I love to bake cookies for the family, not only because I can substitute in whole grain/organic ingredients but also because my eldest child has a peanut allergy.
My favorite things to cook
Pastas; quick, easy and healthy and kids love them. Grilling meat especially pork ribs and prime rib steaks. Love to bake cookies and muffins.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas dinner at my moms always has sausage/bread stuffing and green beans roasted with bacon and almond slivers... yum. Also Christmas Eve we always did appetizers for dinner, like baked brie and pate.
My cooking triumphs
Made my husband a traditional black forest cake for his 40th birthday. First time ever baking cake from scratch, it was a lot simpler than I had expected and ssooo delicious.
My cooking tragedies
Omelettes: I suck at them, but my husband makes an amazing omelette. Baked brie... too much dough and cut into to early, spread everywhere.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Black Forest Cake II
I had never made a cake from scratch before this one. It was amazing! I couldn't get fresh cherries because of the season and used candied ones. Next time I will definitely soak the fresh ones overnight in the kirsch. I used a thread pulled tight to cut the layers in half. Thanks for this, will make again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 3, 2010
Tzatziki Sauce II
I strained the cucumber as recommended by other users and also use Liberte Mediterranee plain yogurt. Using a good yogurt is key to making great tzatziki. You don't have to strain this brand of yogurt. I didn't add mint or black pepper, but did use a pinch of sea salt. Will try mint next time.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 3, 2010
Kansas City Style Pork Back Ribs
My husband and 3 yr old daughter both loved this. Just the right about of spice. I didn't have onion powder and celery salt but did have caesar drink rimmer, so used that.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 3, 2010

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